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cultural history of computers and automation ca 1945-1970
lecturer cultural history
Erasmus University Rotterdam
Cultural history of technology, which to me means how people understand, use, and speculate about technology, and how this changes over time and differs in relation to the cultural context. I am therefore especially interested in international comparisons and long-term histories (as well as good micro-studies!). Previously I have studied printing and nuclear power. My current research is about computers, robots and automation in the Netherlands 1945-1970.
SUNY Polytechnic Institute
Andrew L. Russell is Professor of History and Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences at SUNY Polytechnic Institute in Utica and Albany, New York. Before joining SUNY Poly in 2016, he was associate professor of history and director of the Program in Science & Technology Studies at Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey. He is the author of _Open Standards and the Digital Age: History, Ideology, and Networks_ (Cambridge University Press, 2014), co-editor (with Robin Hammerman) of _Ada's Legacy: Cultures of Computing from the Victorian to the Digital Age_ (ACM Press, 2015), and author of over a dozen articles and book chapters on the history of the Bell System, the American system of voluntary standards, modular design, and the history of computer networks such as Cyclades, OSI, the Arpanet, and the Internet. He is Chair of SIGCIS, an international collective of historians of computing and information.
Swinburne University, Melbourne, Australia
media, communication, information, technology
Anthropology of Science and Technology
School of Informatics and Computing
Nathan Ensmenger is an associate professor in the School of Informatics and Computing at Indiana University. His research focuses on the social and cultural history of software and software workers, and questions of gender and identity in computer programming. His 2010 book, *The Computer Boys Take Over: Computers, Programmers, and the Politics of Technical Expertise*, explored the rise to power of the "computer expert" in American corporate, economic, and political life. He is one of the co-authors of the most recent edition of the popular *Computer: A History of the Information Machine*. He is currently working on a book exploring the global environmental history of the electronic digital computer. He is also the editor-in-chief of the Annals of the History of Computing.
Institut f?ºr Geschichte der Naturwissenschaften und der Technik Ludwigs-Maximilians-Universit?§t, M?ºnchen
Matthias Hamm holds a PhD in Computer Science from LMU. His research interests are the History of Software and Computer Science.
Computing and Intellectual Property
Assistant Professor, Science and Technology Studies
University of California, Davis
I am a historian of science and technology with a special interest in law and public policy, and I received a PhD in History of Science and Medicine from Yale University (2016). My first book, currently in progress, is a history of software patenting in the United States. My primary research interests stand at the intersection of the histories of technology, business, and law, but my broader interests include the history of epidemics and women, gender, and sexuality studies.
Digital Civil Liberties, History of Technology
Beyond the Frame
Information Studies, STS
UCLA, Information Studies
I'm interested in how scientists and humanists build software tools (research software), and how scholarly commitments are inflected in the everyday work of managing software projects.
Media and Cultural Studies
Assistant Professor of Communication Studies
University of Rhode Island
Lurking, new media, technologies of inclusion and exclusion, algorithmic culture, tickets.